Crash Alert: Teen driver who killed passenger gets probation
BLAIR, NE – The teenager responsible for a single-vehicle crash that killed his underage passenger last July has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years of probation, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Dylan Maguire was 14 at the time of the incident, which occurred at about 10:25 a.m. on July 5, 2019. He he was driving a Chevrolet SUV northwest of Blair, lost control of the vehicle, and entered a cornfield near the intersection of Washington County Roads 23 and 18. The SUV rolled, killing 14-year-old Heidy Martinez.
Two male and four female teenagers were in the vehicle at the time. Only one was wearing a seatbelt.
Washington County Juvenile Judge Francis W. Barron III sentenced Maguire to 3 1/2 years of probation, which will last until his 19th birthday. He is also required to complete 200 hours of community service and to write an apology letter to Martinez’s family.
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